La Emi at The Lodge

New Mexico flamenco star La Emi returns to the Benitez Cabaret stage at The Lodge in Santa Fe with a summer showing that runs through September 4.

With a new production of artists, costumes, choreography, scenery and more. Incorporating modern elements while maintaining the essence of traditional flamenco, this year’s summer exhibition marks an evolution in the art of La Emi. Tickets are on sale now for the series, with shows available every week, Wednesday through Sunday.

“This year’s exhibition is the first time we’ve done something of this scale and level of production,” said La Emi. “We are collaborating with experts in their fields – in staging, choreography, costume design and more – and challenging ourselves to create something never done before. We are proud to represent this art form in New Mexico and bring a whole new interpretation to our audience.”

After a six-week intensive in Spain, La Emi brings a show that represents the combination of the classic style of pure flamenco and Spanish dance to highlight elements of a more modern show, atypical of the essence of the traditional flamenco tablao. In collaboration with the best choreographers from Madrid and Granada, the summer showcase will also feature the special participation of the musicians Vicente Griego with Gabriel Lautaro Osuna, Eloy Cito Gonzales and Javier Saume Mazzei and the dancers Janira Cordova, Cienna Chavez and Tessa Torres. Guests will delight in an eye-catching display that captures a variety of emotions: love, loss, power, and strength. The dancers wear custom dresses handmade by local Santa Fe seamstress María Sena, from fabrics and materials hand-selected by Emi during her stay in Spain, and the various acts will include accessories such as canes and Cordovan hats.

A prominent performer, teacher, and organizer in the state, La Emi, originally from New Mexico, began studying the art of flamenco with the María Benítez Institute for Spanish Arts (ISA) at the age of 4. In 2014, La Emi founded her own dance company, EmiArteFlamenco, and in 2017, she founded the EmiArteFlamenco Academy, a school for students of all ages, and Flamenco Youth de Santa Fe, a children’s company that performs for communities throughout New Mexico.

In addition to performing on stages throughout the country, La Emi has traveled to Spain since 2013 to study intensively with outstanding dancers such as Gala Vivancos, Carmela Greco and La Popi and has performed on the main stages and events in Madrid, Granada and Seville. Emi has received recognition for her talent and work over the years, including the Mayor of Santa Fe’s Melissa Engestrom Award for Excellence in the Arts for Young Artists in 2012 and was selected as one of 12 young artists and emerging in Hobby. In the summer of 2018, she launched her professional career with Heritage Hotels, producing performances at the Benitez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe.

La Emi’s showcase will be held every week, from Wednesday to Sunday from July 9 to September 4. Wednesday through Saturday, the show starts at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7:15 pm and opening at 1:15 pm Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased in advance.

For more information about La Emi and The Lodge at Santa Fe, visit www.emiarteflamenco.com and www.lodgeatsantafe.com

Tickets now available for performance at the Benitez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe,

The show will run until September 4.

For more information about La Emi and The Lodge at Santa Fe, visit www.emiarteflamenco.com and www.lodgeatsantafe.com

For more information on Heritage Hotels & Resorts, visit their site linked below.

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Photo thanks to Heritage

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